The liberalization of the milk based industry in Kenya has greatly attracted entrepreneurship in the dairy industry. While many large milk producers are increasingly turning to processing milk on the farm, there are many entrepreneurs who will depend on out-growers. These entrepreneurs require diploma holders with in-depth knowledge of milk processing.
This dairy technology programme at Egerton University is designed to produce a diploma graduate qualified to work in milk processing industries in production and managerial capacities; to venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry; to teach; and to pursue further education in food related disciplines.
Dairy technology involves handling, processing and preservation of milk and its products. This dairy technology course offered at Egerton University is designed to impart skills in the application of biological, chemical, biochemical, physical and engineering sciences in processing and preservation of milk and milk products; the course takes a practical based approach to the activities from raw milk reception to delivery of the packaged milk product at the retailshop.
Due to the current job scarcity, the course includes subjects that are not professional, but add to one‘s entrepreneurship ability. The objective of this course is to provide the trainee with sufficient knowledge and skills for a diploma in Dairy Technology.
Candidates shall meet Egerton University Diploma general admission criteria. In addition to meeting the prevailing minimum University Diploma requirements, the candidate must have scored a minimum of C- in any three of the following subjects; physics, chemistry, physical science and biological science.
Egerton University minimum entry requirements for Diploma Programmes
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they do not in any way, entitle an applicant to a place at Egerton University.
The Diploma in Dairy Technology at Egerton University course duration shall be three years, each consisting of two semesters of fifteen teaching weeks.
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